Thursday, January 30, 2014

George Ayala

George Ayala, age 68, of  Orlando,  passed away Wednesday, January 22nd, at VITAS Hospice at Quality Care, Winter Garden.   George was born in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late Virginia (Alicea)  and Juan  Ayala.  He served in the U.S. Army, was employed as a Corrections Officer for Seminole County and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.
George leaves to cherish his memory wife Sally  (Aguilar) Ayala of Orlando; three daughters, Virginia Ayala, of Palm Coast; Margaret Huff, of Cherry Hill, NJ; Jennifer Ayala-Marrero, of Ocoee; sister Angelica Krieger of Connecticut; brother, Richard Ayala, of Clermont; and grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Carlos, Takoda, Jordan, Arianna,  and Jaydyn.
The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 until 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will begin at 5:00 pm with Deacon Freddie officiating,  followed by military honors.   Visitation will resume after the honors ceremony until 7:00 pm.

Frederick Earl Sanstrom, Jr.

Frederick Earl Sanstrom Jr., Beloved Husband, Father, and Friend passed away on January 29, 2014.  He was born in Miami, Florida on May 22, 1952. 
His memory will always be treasured by his wife Marian of 24 years, and sons Jason, Casey and Cody and by all loved ones.  A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Apopka Vineland Rd., 32819 on Saturday, February 1st, at 6:30 pm.

My Darling Husband
There are no words that will fill this void in my heart.  The last 24 years we spent together were the best years of my life.  You were the best husband, Father, and best friend anyone could ever wish for.  Your days were shortened but our memories will be everlasting.  I love you with all my heart and will never stop loving you.  I will always remember your words..."life's too short to dance with ugly women".   Miss you more.
To Our Beloved Father
Dad we love you very much and will forever keep you in our hearts.  You raised each of us into great men just like you were.  We will always remember all that you taught us, fishing, hunting, and how to enjoy life.  You were the greatest role model any three sons could ever ask for.  We love you forever and you will never be forgotten.
-Jason, Casey, & Cody

Our Father Kept A Garden - Unknown

Our Father kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came,
He protected us enough;
But not too much because he knew
We would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway that will last
a lifetime long.
We are our Fathers garden,
We are his legacy.
Thank you Dad we love you

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Winifred Anne Brockman

Winifred Anne Brockman, age 91 passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Winter Garden.  She was born in Baltimore, Maryland the daughter of Robert Boner and Evelyn M. (Schepper) Pontier.  Winifred moved to Central Florida from Bradenton n 2009, was a homemaker and member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Winifred leaves to cherish her memory, sons Carl Lawrence Brockman of Winter Garden, FL, Robert William Brockman of Rougemont, NC; brother Robert M. Pontier of Churchville, MD; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church located at 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando with Father William Ennis officiating.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Franco Antonio Calabrese

Franco Antonio Calabrese, age 67, of Buenos Aires, Argentina passed away on January 22nd 2014 due to cancer.  Franco was born in Italy, raised in Buenos Aires, moved to New York and then to Florida before he eventually retired in Buenos Aires four years ago.  While in Argentina he spent time with his family until his passing on January 22 from cancer.  He frequently traveled back and forth to the United States to have fun with his children, grandchildren and many friends.  
Franco was very involved in many restaurants across Orlando, last being a co-owner of Trattoria D' Urbino in Ocoee, FL.   As everyone knows, he had a passion for fine food and good wine.  Franco loved and cared for everyone around him. He always offered an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean upon, and an outreached hand to anyone who needed it.

He is survived by his children: Nicole and Kevin, Nicholas, Melina, Francesco. Two grandsons: Matthew and Max. Siblings: Roberto and Daniela; Ana Maria and Jorge; along with nieces and nephews.  Two ex-wives: Linda and Linda.

A memorial service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am. 
In memory of Franco Calabrese, donations can be made to fund the cure for diabetes in support of the upcoming March 2014 walk and Team Melina.  He had been a participant in many Walk to Cure Diabetes walks here in Orlando.  Please donate through this website: 
Click' Donate Now' at bottom of page, click 'Donate to a Walker',  choose Linda Knorr, Team Melina.   Or call 407-774-2166 and the office will assist you. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Carlton Lazarus Seraphin

Carlton Lazarus Seraphin age 55, of Orlando, FL, passed away Friday, January 17th, 2014 at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida.   Carlton was born in Dominica, West Indies,  the son of Catherine (Balson)  and Robert Seraphin, of Dominica.  He was employed as a machinist in the aerospace industry. 
Carlton leaves to cherish his memory, wife Genefa  (Viette) Seraphin; three daughters, Carmella of Chicago, Carnicha of Atlanta, Simone of Atlanta; son Lazarus of Chicago; two sisters, Judy Chicago; Paula of Tampa; four brothers Ritchie of Atlanta, Robert of San Diego, CA; Heillen of Chicago, and Mervin of New York.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6 - 8 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Resurrection Catholic Church, Orlando, FL, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.  Interment will follow the mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.

John Wayne Bass, Sr.

John  Wayne Bass, Sr., age 63 of Orlando, completed his journey on earth, January 21st, 2014.  He  was born in Orlando, FL the son of the late Lucille (Butler)  and James C. Bass.  He served his country in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, was a Christian and loving father.  He was employed as a construction heavy equipment operator.
John leaves to cherish his memory, son John Wayne Bass, Jr.;  daughters Taryn Joanne Willis, Adriann Bridget and Aaron Lucille Bass; sisters Rose Neeley, Betty Ann Griffin, Cheryl Sinclair,  as well as six grandchildren and his special babies Missy and Bear.

A Memorial Service with military honors will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home  at 11:30 am on Friday, January 24th, 2014 with Pastor Harvey Carpenter officiating.  Interment will be at Lake Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Seegah Sumair

Seegah Sumair, age 73, went home to be home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 17, 2014 after she had a stroke.  Seegah was born in Bloomfield, Corentyne on July 9, 1940 to Parbatie (Betty) and Baburam Ramcharran. She attended Auchlyn primary school in Corentyne and Scott school in New Amsterdam. She was married to Chublall Sumair (Benjie) and together they worked very hard to raise and support their 11 children (Devica, the late Premnauth, Ganesh, Rajpaul, Sispaul, Datie, Sonson, Babu, Gopaul, Jaipaul and Monica), 25 grandchildren (Leena, Davin, Alex, David, Daniel, Vishaul, Varsha, Vickash, Ashmanie, Ishrei, Ravi, Preyana, Paul, Peter, Sherry, Cindy, T.J, James, Josh, John, Jordan, Delisa, De Sica, Denzil and Deleah), and 11 great grandchildren (Taminah, Serena, Anthony, Jasmine, Shelly, Brian, Brandon, Sheldon, Jessica, Julia and Abigail). She was the sister of Harry, Lawrence, Savita, Tillah, Evalene, Rosalind, and Sandra. Daughter-in-law of the late Sauta Persaud and Budhni, Sister-in-law of Cameron, Catherine, Kusila, and James. Mother-in-law of Moses, Vidya, Rosie, Chandra, Boysie, Baby, Bobby, and Arnold. Niece of Baby and Fantam.
Seegah was a very loving, gentle, caring, contented and selfless person. She always put others ahead of herself. She worked very hard in her lifetime. She will always be loved and remembered by her husband, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL.

Max Ludovic Brody

Max L. Brody age 22, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  He was born in Miami,  the son of Emmanuel and Amia (Antoine) Brody.  He was employed in construction and lived in Marietta, Georgia.  Max leaves to cherish his memory, mother Amia Brizard of Marietta;  father Emmanuel Brody of New Jersey/New York;  two sisters  Namarra Touzin of New York, Jennifer Brizard of Marietta;  and brother Kevin Brody also of Marietta. 
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 12:00 until 1:00 pm, followed by the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm with Rev. Corey Jones, Officiating. 

Twenty Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul, He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Robert L. Stanaland

Robert Stanaland (Bob) of Blairsville, GA passed away on January 13, 2014. He was born in Orlando on November 27, 1930 to Earl and Jewell Stanaland. Bob retired from Walt Disney World in 1993 after 20 years of service.
He is survived by his wife Shirley, 3 children Ruth (Jerry) Childers, Lisa (Bill) Caton and Kevin Stanaland, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brother Billy Stanaland and sisters Betty Jean Greene, Vernelle Auld.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 18th at Lake Hill Cemetery, Old Winter Garden Road. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Dobbs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to a charity of your choice.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sarah Jane Maher

Sarah Jane Maher, age 70 of  Orlando, passed away Wednesday, January 8th, at Florida Hospital Orlando.  She was born in Morristown, NJ the daughter of the late Jeanette (Towns)  and Harvey  Jackson.  Sarah was employed as a caregiver in the health care industry. 
Sarah leaves to cherish her memory two daughters Faith Rector of Fayetteville NC, Beth Walker of Orlando; son Bradley Cornish of Savannah GA;  sister Blanche Paylor of Orlando; three brothers George Jackson of Marsh Plains NJ; Harvey Jackson of Morristown  NJ; Bradley Jackson of Orlando; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. 
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held during visitation. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ana Vicenty-Valentin

Ana Vicenty-Valentin, age 81 Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico,  the daughter of the late Patria (Vicenty)  and Agapito  Ortiz.  She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church Orlando and was a homemaker. 
Ana leaves to cherish her memory, husband Fausto Valentin of Orlando; four daughters, Elga Ortiz of Orlando, Yolanda Vazquez of Orlando,  Josie Martin of Orlando, Migdalia Martin of Ocoee; three sons Salvador Vega of Puerto Rico,  Omar Martin of California, Rafael Vazquez; sister Elba Vicenty of Puerto Rico; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm on Monday, January 13, 2014.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Orlando, FL, at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 13th,  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the Mass at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sharon Lorraine Hartmann

Sharon Lorraine Hartmann, age 53 of Orlando passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at her home.  She was born in Dunedin, Florida the daughter of Manuel Tony and Caroline (Blouier) Mahalis.  Sharon moved from Texas to Central Florida in 2000 and was employed in Cosmetology Retail Sales.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Central Florida in Orlando.
Sharon leaves to cherish her memory, husband Edward Hartmann of Orlando; son Theodore Hartmann of Orlando; sisters Debbie Mahalis of Tarpon Springs, Melissa Cochran of Clearwater and mother Caroline Mahalis of Texas.
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 9:30 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.


Laraine Helene Johnson

Laraine Helene Johnson, age 69 of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in Winter Garden, Florida.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York the daughter of William J. and Florence (McGloin) Johnson.    She worked as a planning and zoning administrator for the City of Orlando in the 70's and spent a number of years in the 80's compiling the memoirs of Fr. Charles Magsam, MM of the Center for Spiritual Direction in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Additionally, she served as layperson/assistant for the Pink Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Covenant in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Laraine Helene Johnson
She was preceded in July of 2013 by her companion of 32 years, Alan G. Bridges and leaves to cherish her memory, son Michael "Kenny" McGrath and daughter-in-law Sharon Wilson of Orlando; brother William Johnson and sister Lydia Johnson both of New York; sisters-in-law Margaret Johnson of New York and Lisa Evans of Florida; niece Krystal Johnson of New York; and cats Nala and Gypsy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Father Robert Kurber officiating whom she received her 1st communion from in 1979.